Vortex announces acquisition of Kasa Fab

Vortex is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located at 304 East Avenue B in Salina, Kansas, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing, and Kasa Anlagen.

“This acquisition allows Vortex to expand upon our fabrication capabilities, including lasers, robotic welders, blasting booths, and liquid and powder paint systems, among others,” explained Travis Young, executive vice president at Vortex. “Over the past few years, Vortex has rapidly grown its carbon steel fabrication, which is not always compatible with stainless and aluminum processes. By having two manufacturing sites, we will better serve Vortex’s current customer base, as well as our new customers brought over from Kasa Fab.”

“We are happy to be welcoming their employee group into the Vortex family,” commented Jeff Thompson, president & CEO at Vortex. “Both companies have very similar cultures and core competencies. Plus, we are always looking for great people who share our values to join our team.”

With this acquisition, Vortex will operate more than 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space and employ more than 400 employees in Salina, Kansas. In the transition of ownership, Kasa Fab will operate under the Vortex brand name. Other Kasa Companies were not included in the sale. The acquisition was made effective on September 1, 2018.

About Vortex:

For more than 40 years, Vortex has provided slide gates, diverter valves and loading solutions specifically designed for the handling of dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute or dense phase applications. Vortex products are engineered for quality, dependability, durability, and ease of maintenance, making them proven material handling solutions for issues in process efficiency. Through the expertise of Vortex engineers, valves can be completely customized for individual applications or special installations. www.vortexglobal.com